How to Keep Your Teens Safe on the Road this Summer

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You taught your teen everything you know about driving. You warned them all about distracted driving and potholes. You trust them and know that they are a safe driver. However, automobile accidents are some of the most common and dangerous in the state of Florida, so sending your teen out on the road this summer can make any parent nervous.

It’s important to remember that teens learn by example. So your teen will likely observe how you drive in the car and pick up on your habits. It is important never to drive under the influence or drive while distracted while in the car with your teen. It may also be helpful to talk to your child about how their friends drive. It could be smart to get to know what kind of drivers your teen will be the passenger for. If your teen has his or her own vehicle you may want to set some ground rules about curfew and how many people are allowed in your child’s car. It may seem simple, but little rules and reminders like this can help your child stay safe.

The most important part of keeping your teen safe this summer is to make sure you communicate with them about the dangers of the road. It is important to teach them about drunk drivers, aggressive drivers, and distracted drivers. Make sure your teen knows never to engage in road rage or encourage an aggressive driver on the road. Remind your child about the importance of putting distance between an aggressive or perhaps drunk driver and his or her own vehicle. It also may be important to speak to them about distracted and drunk driving. If they understand the dangers of these activities, they may be less likely to participate in them. It may be worth it to invest in summer driving courses for your teen. Furthermore, if you offer to go to a few classes with them in your community to learn about safe driving you and your child can learn about safe driving habits together.

Unfortunately, even if you do everything correctly, accidents can still happen. If you or your loved one suffered an injury due to an automobile accident and plan to seek restitution, Franco Law Firm can help you in your journey. If you have questions or want to schedule a free consultation, please call us at (813) 872-0929.   

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